Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
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Thursday 11 June 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Crash investigators yesterday ordered "urgent" inspections on helicopter gearboxes following the North Sea disaster that claimed 16 lives earlier this month.
Thursday 26 March 2009
Premier Oil wants to buy the North Sea assets of the troubled Canadian exploration group Oilexco for $505m (£347m) in cash.
Friday 20 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
Investigations were under way today after 18 people survived when a helicopter ditched into the water near a North Sea platform.
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Perhaps the most visible sign of climate change is the Arctic's shrinking sea ice cover. Concerns are growing that we are reaching a point at which the transition to an ice-free Arctic Ocean in summer becomes a rapid one.
Tuesday 16 December 2008
Scientists have found the first unequivocal evidence that the Arctic region is warming at a faster rate than the rest of the world at least a decade before it was predicted to happen.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
A consortium led by BG Group has found an oilfield in the North Sea, just over 60 miles off the coast of Norway, which its exploration partner estimates could run to as much as 150 million barrels.
Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Britain has squandered its North Sea inheritance. Now we are paying the price
Tuesday 10 June 2008
Friday 28 March 2008
With an intriguing premise, which enabled the author to walk the length of the Pennines without ever getting his feet wet, this book sets out to follow Britain's watershed. As Andrew Bibby explains in The Backbone of England (Frances Lincoln, 20), this is the high point that divides water that will flow west, into the Irish Sea, from that trickling east, towards the North Sea: a course not influenced, by man-made roads or boundaries. With photography, by John Morrison, which brings out the unique, slaty beauty of this particular landscape, Bibby is keen to point out how the activities of man here do impact on the area and the world's climate. The carbon-setting properties of peat, the right to roam and the politics of killing crows all come into it.
Sunday 05 February 2006
Wednesday 02 November 2005
Wednesday 22 December 2004
Tuesday 14 September 2004
Monday 07 June 2004
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders